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Re: Difference in 06 and 56 tractors

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willie in mn

10-31-2013 01:22:44

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I may be wrong on this, but IIRC reading about the 1206 they had to hold it off the market for some time. Gear train was beefed up, but had to wait for someone to make tires strong enough to withstand the torque.

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willie in mn

11-01-2013 18:30:44

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 Re: Difference in 06 and 56 tractors in reply to willie in mn, 10-31-2013 01:22:44  
Can't give a direct quote, loaned the history book to my brother, he loaned it to his son, he loaned it to a buddy. Figure won't ever get it back.
Anyway, IIRC existing tires had plenty of traction, but the high torque would rip the sidewalls apart. Had to wait for someone to make a stronger tire.

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Mark (ECIN)

10-31-2013 01:49:28

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 Re: Difference in 06 and 56 tractors in reply to willie in mn, 10-31-2013 01:22:44  
18.4 X 38 tires were put in production for the IH 1206.

24.5 X 32 tires were put in production for the Deere 5010

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